Dramatic Literature 3

Dramatic Literature 3
Survey of dramatic texts, from ancient Greek to today, through Western literary theories, emphasizing performance.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTMA 115; TMA 201 & 202 or equivalent Civilization courses; Theatre Arts Studies major or minor status.
 ProgramsContaining TMA 397
Course Outcomes


Students will be introduced to linguistic theory, critical historiography, and ecocriticism, as well as to great works of dramatic literature. They will synthesize these by practicing theory and theorizing practice.

Investigating Representation

Using a variety of methods-reading, writing, discussion, film viewing and performance-students will investigate how the presentation itself represents in each of its manifestations a specific way of thinking about/looking at the material world.

Literary Analysis

Students will analyze 10-15 great works of literature (both plays and philosophical essays) in written responses that are guided by prompts provided by the instructor.

Critical Analysis

Students will compose an 8-10 page critical analysis of a work of theatre, film, or other media, to either enrich or problematize both their reading of the theory and the work.

Theory in Performance

Students will stage a 10-15 minute scene from one of the plays that we will read, in an effort to apply to performance the theories we are learning.